Media Release: CLAN Cancer Support receives bronze award in national scheme

AN Aberdeen-based charity has been awarded £5,000 after being shortlisted for a national award.

CLAN Cancer Support applied to the GlaxoSmithKline Impact Champion Awards and was one of only eight UK charities shortlisted to receive an award.

Following an in-depth independent assessment, the judging panel awarded CLAN the bronze award and a cheque for £5,000.

Says a spokesperson: “The Impact awards have been running since 1997 and are designed to recognise and reward charities that are doing excellent work to improve people’s health. The awards are funded by GlaxoSmithKline in partnership with The King’s Fund.”

Susan Crighton, fundraising manager at CLAN Cancer Support, is delighted that the charity has been recognised by the judges.

She said: “We are all over the moon to have been shortlisted by the judging panel and it is wonderful to receive a cheque for £5,000.

“To be one of only eight organisations shortlisted is obviously a fantastic achievement and it is great to be recognised for all the hard work which is carried out at CLAN.

“Fundraising is a continual process, and one that allows us to keep providing services for our clients and the money we have received from the GlaxoSmithKline Impact Champion awards will allow us to do this.”

CLAN Cancer Support is an independent charity which offers support to anyone affected by cancer.

Based in Aberdeen, the charity covers the whole of Grampian, Orkney and Shetland. CLAN is also developing services in the community and now has a presence in Ballater, Inverurie, Peterhead, Stonehaven, Orkney and Shetland.

For more information about CLAN Cancer Support please telephone 01224 647000 or visit


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